Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on May 24, 2012

Q-Tip at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest (more by Brook Bobbins)
Q-Tip

Q-Tip will be taking over Irving Plaza in NYC on June 15 for the first of a monthly party dubbed "Offline." What does "offline" mean? According to the promoters, Q-Tip -- who'll be DJing -- asks that once you're inside, you put away your phones and other devices and be in the moment with him (aka "offline"). Tickets are on sale.

If you wanna get the party started sooner, You could hit Questlove's weekly "Bowl Train" party at Brooklyn Bowl where the popular Twitterer spins classic '70s and '80s (and '90s?) R&B, soul, disco and pop while vintage Soul Train videos play on the big screens. It's the 100th Bowl Train tonight (5/24) with many more to come. Doors are at 10:30 (right after that earlier free Killer Mike show) and tickets for Bowl Train are still available.

In other hip-hop ticket news: Rock the Bells tickets are on sale. So are tickets for Jay-Z's Made in America Festival.

Tickets are also on sale for Slick Rick and Biz Markie's July 28 show at Gramercy Theater.

You can also still get tickets to Talib Kweli's May 28 show at Le Poisson Rouge, as well as tickets to Yaslin Bey's (formerly Mos Def) June 14 show at The Apollo.

Any luck with Azealia Banks' Mermaid Show tickets?

Flyer for Q-Tip's Offline party is below.

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Offline Flyer

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Comments (11)

Great idea.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 1:04 PM

great idea, but how many people will actually put away their phones?

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 1:19 PM


That's pretty retro

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 1:45 PM

Did he ever find his wallet?

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 1:50 PM

they should just add 'there will be huge men running through the crowd grabbing and breaking electronic devices all night long' to the flyer. that'd be baller

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 2:07 PM

Wow he's soooo original.

How 'bout NO CELLPHONES OR DEVICES AT ALL LIVE MUSIC SHOWS. I don't want to hear your shit go off in the middle of a show I paid money for, I want to hear the music. I also don't want to be surrounded by people who care more about their Tweets and Facebook updates than the show. It looks dumb and you look like a major dumbass with your face fixed intently on your device like it's the only thing in the universe that matters. Not to mention I have to tell you "Excuse me" even louder/harder when you don't move so I can pass then you get pissy.

I will say it's a cool thing for the sole reason that guys can come up to girls and without having to deal with them being glued to their cells or whatever.

Posted by D | May 24, 2012 3:37 PM

No, 1:50. It's still in El Segundo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 5:05 PM

"Popular Twitterer"??

Posted by Snubert Hodgrass | May 24, 2012 5:37 PM

fuck q tip i had this idea first.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 7:40 PM

Yeah, but if he is Djing with a laptop it's fucking stupid.
Vinyl is offline y'all!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2012 1:04 PM

q tips ya.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 2:25 PM

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